Following the precipitous drop in silver prices, the United States Mint has resumed sales of previously suspended Silver Proof Sets. The products were placed back on sale earlier today, at the same prices in effect before the suspension.
The US Mint had halted sales of the 2010 Silver Proof Set and 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set on April 8, 2011, as the price of silver broke above the $40 level. The full set was priced at $64.95 and included one half dollar, five quarters, and one dime struck in a composition of 90% silver, as well as five dollar coins, one nickel, and one cent struck in base metal compositions. The separate set containing only the five quarters struck in 90% silver was priced at $39.95.
Sales of the 2011 Silver Proof Set and 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set were suspended on April 19, 2011 when the price of silver rose above $43 per ounce. These full set was priced at $67.95 and the separate quarters set was priced at $41.95. The same arrangement of coins are included in each set as the prior year sets.
The prices for the 2010 sets and 2011 quarters set were established by publication in the Federal Register on March 18, 2011 when the price of silver was $35.15 per ounce. The price of the full 2011 Silver Proof Set was established by publication on January 4, 2011 when silver was $29.54 per ounce.